| Top 10 Good News Stories of the Week
- Corporations Donate $10 mil to One Fund Boston for Bombing Victims
Businesses now are showing their spirit for Boston through generous contributions to the One Fund Boston. According to ABC News, the fund, which is collecting donations that will be divided between victims and their families, has already topped $10 million.
- Millionaire Buys Daycare and College for Crime-Filled Neighborhood Twenty years ago, Harris Rosen had amassed a fortune with his seven Orlando hotels and decided it was time to give back. He targeted the local crime-infested neighborhood of Tangelo Park where the high school graduation rate was 25 percent. He gave every parent daycare for their kids and a pre-K program, but didn’t stop there, and his devotion turned around the community.
- Brooklyn Whole Foods to Build First Commercial Rooftop Greenhouse
Whole Foods Market has partnered with Gotham Greens to build the nation’s first commercial-scale rooftop greenhouse for growing year-round local produce atop the store in Brooklyn beginning this fall.
- Donations Pour in for Newlyweds Who Lost Limbs in Boston Attack
Donors have flooded crowdfunding campaigns set up for individual victims of Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, raising more than $1 million in a matter of days. The campaign for newlyweds who both lost limbs has raised $518,971.
- College Athlete Gives up Shot Put Career to Give His Bone Marrow
A college athlete got tested and joined a bone marrow registry with the rest of his track team. Years later he learns that his bone marrow is an exact match to a 28-year-old man on his last fight against leukemia. Now he is being called a hero after agreeing to quit his final athletic season so he can become a donor for this unnamed stranger. (Eagle-Tribune)
- Free Admission at Every National Park This Week Until Sunday
If you are looking for something fun and fantastic to do with family and friends, head out to America’s national parks this week where nature and history come together — and it’s all free. The National Park Service presents National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage. From Saturday April 20 through Sunday, April 28 every national park will have free admission.
- New Type of Solar Panel Cools Buildings in Sunlight Without Electricity Homes and buildings chilled without air conditioners. Car interiors that don’t heat up in the summer sun. Tapping the frigid expanses of outer space to cool the planet. Science fiction, you say? Well, not any more. A Stanford team has designed an entirely new form of cooling panel that chills even with the sun at high noon. Such a panel could vastly improve the daylight cooling of buildings, cars and other structures by reflecting sunlight back into the chilly vacuum of space.
- An Unexpected Hero in Boston Relief Efforts: the Reddit Website
The power of social media was revealed on Reddit when regulars there rallied to provide aid to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Overnight, heroes were recognized and thousands of netizens donated to those people everything from pizzas to rooms with hot showers to free miles for airline flights. (CS Monitor)
- Boston Cop is Internet Hero Bringing Milk for Baby During Lockdown
A Reddit user posted this photo taken by his friend who lives in Watertown where families were ordered yesterday to stay indoors during a manhunt for the Marathon bomber suspect. The family asked if they could go get milk for their 16 month old son. A policeman, likely working long hours already, went to the store for them and delivered the milk to the house.
- Doctor’s Orders: 20 Minutes Of Meditation Twice a Day
Integrative medicine programs are including prescriptions for meditation coming from doctors at hospitals and clinics across the country.
Video of the Week: Dashboard Cam Shows Kind Man Jumping to Help in Traffic
Kind things happen all the time, but rarely does anyone take a video of it. In this "dash cam" video, buses and cars are whizzing past an old lady in the crosswalk who is struggling to get to the other side of the street using a walker.
(A heartwarming helper)